Last time, our blog discussed how one family law attorney identified what he believed were the seven worst states for divorce based on such interesting points as filing fees, waiting periods, etc. and briefly examined the difficulty of actually securing a divorce in some of these states.
When it comes to the divorce process, people might think that the laws governing the dissolution of marriage are relatively uniform with just a few minor exceptions across the 50 states. While it's certainly understandable how people might believe this given that the ultimate outcome of divorce proceedings is indeed the same, the fact remains that divorce varies quite differently from state to state.
When it comes to divorces involving high-profile athletes or A-list movie stars, most of us aren't too surprised to hear about judgments in the millions of dollars being handed down. However, most of us will pause when we hear about divorce judgments that reach well into the billions of dollars.
While no two couples are the same, when it comes to ending a marriage there are certain matters that need to be addressed. The division of assets and debts is one of these matters. While in some situations this process can be fairly straightforward, other times it can be quite complicated and the ramifications may extend beyond the official divorce decree.